American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the head.
- adj. Located on, in, or near the head.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the head in any way.
- Situated or directed toward the head; connected with or constituting the front or fore part of a body or organ: opposed to caudal: as, the cephalic surface of the liver or diaphragm; the cephalic end of a vertebra; the cephalic segment of a centiped.
- In human anatomy, the bending of the head of the embryo forward or downward upon the trunk.
- n. A remedy for headache or other disorders in the head.
- n. In phonetics, a so-called ‘head’ or ‘cerebral’ sound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the head. See the Note under anterior.
- n. A medicine for headache, or other disorder in the head.
- adj. of or relating to the head
- From Middle French céphalique, from Latin cephalicus ("head"), from Ancient Greek κεφαλικός (kephalikos, "capital"), from κεφαλή (kephalē, "head"). (Wiktionary)
- French céphalique, from Latin cephalicus, from Greek kephalikos, from kephalē, head; see ghebh-el- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The first phase is also called the cephalic phase because it originates in the brain.”
“This is known as the cephalic phase of insulin secretion and is due to the hypothalamo-entero-insular axis which is mediated by vagal nerve1”
“Phase 1 insulin response, the so-called cephalic response, occurs before the food is even eaten.”
“The proportion of breadth to length (breadth X 100)/length is termed the cephalic index or index of breadth.”
“Among the thirty-two men, nine are brachycephalic -- that is, their cephalic index is greater than 80; twenty of the thirty-two are mesaticephalic, with cephalic index between 75 and 80; and only three are dolichocephalic -- that is, the cephalic index is below 75.”
“If we now divide the maximum breadth by the maximum length and multiply the result by 100 we get what is known as the cephalic index of the skull.”
“They are known as cephalic, gastric, and intestinal.”
“The 'superficial brachial vein', the 'cephalic' vein of the human subject, and the 'plat' vein of the farrier, may be resorted to in all lamenesses of the fore limb, and especially in all shoulder-wrenches, strains of the loins, and of the thigh and the leg, and muscular and ligamentous extensions of any part of the hind limbs; the 'vena saphena major', and the 'anterior tibial' vein may be punctured in such cases.”
“Doc, you do know that cephalic means cranium dont you?”
“Apparently Looney Luntzs rotational resistors had a short and the same old folks as before didnt have knobs not of their own, to twist when some jingoist thought echoed about the sheeply tiny pink globs existing within their cavernous cephalic”
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